JDM Now Adds EyeSight to Manual Gearbox Cars
Following the North American unveiling of the 2024 BRZ tS in July, its Japanese equivalent is now official and has been christened differently. Taking center stage now is the STI Sport, a fresh trim level officially offered in Japan that essentially features the same modifications as the one across the ocean. For this, it boasts 17-inch Brembo brakes complete with front and rear ventilated discs hidden behind gold calipers that sit on 18-inch dark metallic wheels wrapped in high-performance 215/40 R18 tires.
Subie is enhancing the suspension by mounting a Hitachi Astemo SFRD that has been altered by Subaru Tecnica International (STI) in the front, along with exchanging the rear damper for another one that has also been tuned up by STI. Visually speaking, the black side mirror covers and rooftop antenna are the only modifications; furthermore, the BRZ logo on the headlights now have a vibrant cherry red hue. As for the interior, the BRZ STI Sport includes luxurious burgundy/black leather-suede chairs, matte metal details, and an STI-en branded red start/stop button.
Subaru Japan projects it will move 350 units each month, priced at 3,762,000 yen, which translates to around $25,400 according to today’s exchange rates. Opting for the automatic version would set you back an extra $400, and its initial domestic launch is slated for September 24th at FUJI 86/BRZ STYLE 2023 at Fuji Speedway.
In other information, the Japan Domestic Market adapted 2024 Subaru BRZ is available with the EyeSight driver assistance system also on vehicles featuring the manual shifting, equivalent to the American variant. The Japanese version has a modernised vehicle dynamics control (VDC) system and distinct tyres deciding the R basic trim level.
No modifications have been made beneath the hood of the 2024 BRZ sold in Japan, which continues to feature a non-turbocharged 2.4L flat four-cylinder gasoline engine, sending its output directly to the rear wheels.